Best Boomboxes

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 1, 2020
Everybody knows that there's no party without music and there is still no better way to bring that music to a party than with a boombox. This little music box is capable of playing music like real sound blasters. We've chosen some of the best boomboxes out there so you could pick the one that will fit your kind of party. ...Read more ...Read less
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PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
Playback
RMS Power
Speakers
Power Source
Extras
Dimensions
Warranty
 
PROS

You can control the device via the mobile JBL Connect app. Additionally, it allows you to skip and pause songs with voice commands (Google Now and Siri), pair several JBL boomboxes together, and utilize a number of other features.

CONS

The audio output power is quite low when the battery charge is low as well.

OUR VERDICT

With this JBL boombox at your disposal, it will be a real blast to arrange beach and pool parties since you won't have to worry about accidentally dropping the device into the water. Enjoy the music through all day and night with an enormous battery capacity.

detailed parameters
Playback

Bluetooth, AUX in

RMS Power

60 W

Speakers

2 Woofers, 2 Tweeters

Power Source

Rechargeable battery (20000 mAh - up to 24 hours of listening)

Extras

Indoor/outdoor sound modes, Built-in microphone, 2 x USB ports for charging devices, Compatible with JBL connect app, Carrying handle, Waterproof housing (IPx7 rating)

Dimensions

19.5"W x 7.7"D x 10"H

11.6 lbs

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The speaker features an integrated NFC module that simplifies the linking and pairing process of the boombox with other mobile devices. An indoor and outdoor EQ modes, on the other hand, allow choosing an optimal sound output mode according to the surroundings. 

CONS

Quite bulky.

OUR VERDICT

The Monster Superstar Blaster boombox features a true surround sound that can be compared to fully-fledged 5.1 acoustic systems. All that owing to the V-Sound™ bi-directional drivers and SoftPlay technology that make the overall sound much clearer compared to regular portable speaker sets.

detailed parameters
Playback

Bluetooth, AUX in

RMS Power

72 W

Speakers

2 Woofers, 2 Tweeters

Power Source

Rechargeable battery (up to 12 hours of listening)

Extras

Indoor/outdoor sound modes, Microphone-in, NFC module, USB port for charging devices, Carrying handle, Water-resistant housing (IPx5 rating)

Dimensions

20.5"W x 10.2"D x 11.3"H

18 lbs

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The housing of this model is made of premium materials like hard ABS plastic reinforced with metal joints. Likewise, it is waterproofed with an IPX7-rated coating that won't let a single water drop get inside the panels. 

CONS

The SoundCore app can take some time to set up.

OUR VERDICT

This model from Soundcore can boast an enormous output power of almost 80 watts, which is simply stunning, considering its modest size. To add more, the BassUp technology enables utilizing the 5.25-inch subwoofer to its full potential.

detailed parameters
Playback

Bluetooth, AUX in, USB

RMS Power

80 W

Speakers

1 Woofer, 2 Tweeters

Power Source

Rechargeable battery (up to 18 hours of listening)

Extras

BassUp technology, Indoor/outdoor sound modes, LED дght effects, USB port for charging devices, Compatible with Soundcore app, Carrying handle, Waterproof housing (IPx7 rating)

Dimensions

7"W x 7"D x 13.3"H

7.7 lbs

Warranty

1.5 years

PROS

The speaker can operate for up to 40 hours on one full battery charge (10000 mAh). Moreover, the internal battery can be used to charge other mobile and USB-powered devices.

CONS

Relatively short Bluetooth operation range.

OUR VERDICT

The AOMAIS GO is an almost ideal portable speaker owing to its low weight that barely reaches 4 pounds. The convenient handle and an adequately powerful set of speakers also make it a great option for the role of the main party speaker for both indoor and outdoor use.

detailed parameters
Playback

Bluetooth, AUX in

RMS Power

40 W

Speakers

1 Woofer, 2 Tweeters

Power Source

Rechargeable battery (up to 40 hours of listening)

Extras

Built-in microphone, USB port for charging devices, Carrying handle, Waterproof housing (IPx7 rating)

Dimensions

13.9"W x 3.9"D x 6.7"H

3.9 lbs

Warranty

1 year

PROS

The Bluetooth 5.0 support, as well as the Bluetooth ATS chip, enable using the speaker on distances of up to 65 feet away from the data source. Moreover, the risk of signal interference is much lower compared to older Bluetooth protocols.

CONS

The battery life is a tad shorter than stated.

OUR VERDICT

Regardless of what kind of music you listen to, if you need an affordable portable sound system, this boombox will suit that bill just right. An elaborate speaker arrangement with a water-resistant housing and reliable wireless connection make it one of the top picks for the money. 

detailed parameters
Playback

Bluetooth, AUX in, microSD card slot

RMS Power

40 W

Speakers

2 Woofers, 2 Tweeters

Power Source

Rechargeable battery (up to 40 hours of listening)

Extras

Built-in microphone, USB port for charging devices, Carrying handle, Water-resistant housing (IPx5 rating)

Dimensions

12.7"W x 4.4"D x 6.7"H

4.6 lbs

Warranty

1 year

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JBL BOOMBOX (K951441)

An Essential Music Device

The JBL boombox is a perfect choice for any person who loves listening to music at maximum volumes and in the most extreme weather conditions.

Durable and long-lasting, this model features a battery with an enormous capacity of 20000 mAh. With this kind of battery, you will be able to listen to your favorite tracks for about 24 hours on full volume from a single charge. Additionally, you can use the boombox as a portable charger for your mobile devices such as tablets and phones without pausing the music playback. As for dimensions, the device is actually quite compact despite its rather heavy weight of 11.6 pounds. Fortunately enough, it features a convenient handle on top so it is easy to carry the whole thing even with one hand. The boombox supports a 4.1 Bluetooth protocol and is backwards-compatible with devices that use older versions of this wireless feature.

The housing of the device has an IPx7 protection index, which means that it is almost completely waterproof. It will continue working even if you manage to accidentally drop the speakers into the water up to 3 feet deep. To wrap things up, this model from JBL is a well-balanced device that can deliver a stunning level of sound regardless of weather conditions, making it a perfect pick for outdoor parties.

Review of JBL BOOMBOX (K951441) Bluetooth Waterproof Boombox

Additional Info

User Manual     Manufacturer

Last updated price $400.29
Stock In stock
ASIN B0759GC766

 

Monster Superstar Blaster

A Real Sonic Blaster

The Superstar Blaster from Monster is a rather bulky wireless speaker that can be used both indoors and outdoors, however, its size is not the only thing that makes it stand out.

First of all, the device can boast excellent wireless capabilities that combine both Bluetooth and NFC protocols. With these under its belt, you can party for hours on end knowing that the paired device won’t desync in the process.

Moving on, the device is certainly made with high portability in mind. To be more precise, this speaker features an easy-to-use integrated carry handle that won’t nudge even if you accidentally drop it on the ground. Aside from this, the speaker will be a great option to have for outdoor use, owing to its water-resistant housing that firmly protects the internal parts of the model from harsh weather conditions.

With 72 watts of output power, this Blaster boombox is most certainly among the loudest speakers included on our list. Moreover, it’s not just loud, it has a high level of audio fidelity thanks to the two subwoofers and speaker combination.

The rechargeable battery of this device enables listening to your favorite tunes for up to 12 hours straight before it runs out of juice. For added convenience, the portable speaker is equipped with an LED screen that will show you the current battery status so you will know when it is time to recharge it.

Finally, if you need a powerful and loud boombox, then this model from Monster will be right up your alley. It is rugged, loud, and exceptionally easy to use.

Review of Monster Superstar Blaster Indoor/Outdoor Bluetooth Boombox

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    Manufacturer

Last updated price $184.99
Stock In stock
ASIN B082WM6C1Z

 

Soundcore Trance (AK-A3393011)

Surprisingly Powerful

The Soundcore Trance is noticeably smaller than other boomboxes on our list, however, it doesn’t hamper the output volume levels and sound quality one bit. Contrary to similar devices in the same price range, the Soundcore Trance features a USB port on top of the standard AUX input and the Bluetooth module that gives it wireless capabilities.

The only thing that we didn’t like about the model is its software side. Although the SoundCore application is great for fine-tuning the output, it takes too much time to configure it and bring it into a working condition. That being said, the app is getting regular updates, so we hope that the grips with its UI will be addressed in the future updates.

On the plus side, however, this Soundcore model has a special BassUp technology that enables boosting the lower frequencies with a single tap of the touchscreen without getting into the adjustment mode.

In the end, this portable speaker will be a prime pick for users that want their boombox loud and convenient to carry around at the same time. By combining a small housing and powerful speakers with a built-in subwoofer in one box, the Soundcore Trance managed to bring the best features from both worlds into one single package.

Review of Soundcore Trance (AK-A3393011) Indoor/Outdoor Bluetooth Boombox

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    Manufacturer

Last updated price $129.99
Stock In stock
ASIN B07YDF1WQ7

 

AOMAIS GO (AS-F5)

Light and Loud

The AOMAIS GO AS-F5 is yet another wireless speaker but, this time around, it is surprisingly lighter than other boomboxes in the same category. Aside from this aspect, there are some others that easily put this particular boombox among the best for the price.

To start off, the speaker features regular control buttons on top of the Bluetooth-based controls, which lets the guests switch the volume of the track, pause it, and skip to the next song regardless if the speaker's paired to the phone or not. Moreover, just like most modern speaker models, this one features an AUX input that makes it easier to connect devices that don’t have wireless capabilities.

Power-wise, the speakers’ output power is probably the least impressive part of this model. That said, we were quite surprised how loud the twin 40-watt speakers are. Coupled with a low-powered yet decent subwoofer, you are getting a fairly capable set of speakers that weigh no more than 4 pounds, which is rather impressive.

All in all, the AOMAIS GO AS-F5 will be an excellent choice for people that need a lightweight boombox that simply does its job. It is well-protected against the elements which, combined with its loud set of tweeters, ultimately make it a must-have device for outdoor parties.

Review of AOMAIS GO (AS-F5) Indoor/Outdoor Bluetooth Boombox

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User Manual     Manufacturer

Last updated price $69.99
Stock In stock
ASIN B071H8MJ99

 

BUGANI M83

A Rugged Party Companion

The BUGANI M83 is a prime example of a well-designed portable boombox. It has everything that classic models had: a big handle on top, a rugged, bulky appearance, and most importantly - it is loud.

First things first, this outdoor Bluetooth boombox has a classic combination of two tweeters and two subwoofers. Reaching almost 40 watts of output together, these diaphragm speakers are exceptionally loud and, when paired with the subwoofers, the sound quality is surprisingly good for a portable device.

The aspect that we didn’t really appreciate about the device is the fact that the total battery life is slightly shorter than stated, especially when used at the maximum volume. Luckily, the model supports quick charging, so it won’t be that huge of a problem in the long run. Conversely, the device can be used as a power source for other USB-powered electronics, which should come in handy as long as the speaker itself is charged.

Despite some hiccups with the battery life, the BUGANI M83 proved to be a reliable portable speaker that you can use virtually anywhere. Likewise, the addition of the microSD and AUX inputs truly make it shine among Bluetooth-only devices that are dime a dozen nowadays.

Review of BUGANI M83 Indoor/Outdoor Bluetooth Boombox

Additional Info

User Manual

Last updated price $55.96
Stock In stock
ASIN B07T2JDQ3X

 

What Is a Boombox?

If you love to listen and share your favorite music tracks with your friends, there is no better device than a boombox. This type of device usually features a powerful set of low and high-frequency speakers to create a stereo sound that can be extremely loud.

When you have a party outdoors, in the forest, on the beach, or simply in your backyard, you don’t often have any means to set up a stereo system at your immediate disposal. That is why boomboxes are still so popular. The parties revolve around them as they set the course and the mood of the holiday.

Modern models are capable of playing the music via wireless technologies such as Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, which is the most important solution that allowed these devices to survive the test of time (combined with Li-Ion batteries). All you have to do is just connect to the speakers via your phone, pick a track you want to hear, and press play - everything else is just an extra. Other optional features include AUX input, USB playback, or a CD player. As you'd imagine, more connectivity options mean that you can connect more devices to your speakers.

That said, if you are looking for more sophisticated ways to listen to your favorite music, you may also consider purchasing shower speakers or floor speakers to spice up your home audio system.

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Publish Date: 2018-06-06 08:23:10